Very Good in Good dust jacket. Open tears and foxing to DJ. Foxing to edges. Previous owner's name in front endpaper; The life story of one of Captain Scott's stalwarts who perished during the arduous return; B&W Illustrations; 12mo; 301 pages.
Good in fair dust jacket. 1954. 310 pages. Blue and white, pictorial dust jacket over grey cloth. Firm binding. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with inscription of previous owners name at front endpaper. Contains B&W plates. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with noticeable rubbing and wear over surfaces. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1451896859CEB (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Good+ in Fair jacket. 301 pages, plus plates. Solid and clean copy with general signs of use and light wear. Dust jacket shows heavy chipping, though text and image are good. Jacket is clean and now protected in a clear mylar sleeve.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Good+ copy in blue cloth on boards with cream paper title label on spine. Boards are crisp and clean. Endpapers have an inscription and attractive coloured bookplate pasted in. Text and b/w and colour plates are clean and firm though folio edges have sporadic foxing. Altogether an attractive copy.
Anyone interested in nature, birds, or Antarctica will enjoy this book. Edward Wilson is an inspiration for any amatuer naturalist and birder. He was a dogged observer with unflagging energy and enthusiasm for all his endeavors, even ovecoming TB when he was in his 20s to go on and reach the South Pole on the second Scott Expedition (where he unfortunately persished along with three others). His life and work are a testament to the human spirit and the reward that comes from a life of studying nature close up. Wilson's artwork was superb and this book contains numerous samples. An entertaining read.
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